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Old 01-19-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
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howto uninstall / delete iLife?

how could i completely uninstall iLife'05 (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD & Garageband) and all it's corresponding files?

the fact is that i practically do not use 'em, and i assume that those apps (and their libraries) are taking some space :). may by someday later i will turn back to iLife'06, but for now i just want to clean my system a bit :).


thank you in advance.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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I would recommend against uninstalling iLife unless you are getting short of disk space. Just ignore the files/folders. You might find it useful someday.

But if you insist, you can just drag the apps from /Application to the Trash.
The largest part of the disk space is taken up by the support files which are in the /Library/Application Support - in sub-folders named after each of the apps. Again, just drag these folders to the Trash.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:12 AM   #3
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hayne, thanks.

but is there any other libs, which could be located not only in Application Support? i do remember something about e.g. GarageBand storing its samples / sounds / etc somewhere else... but i don't remember exactly -- do you know something about it?

talking about uninstalling iLife in general -- well, even those, who use it, probably should act in similar wau before installing iLife'06, shouldn't they? just in order to avoid some possible conflicts...
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:26 AM   #4
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1) I don't know of other folders containing iLife files that take up significant amounts of disk space. Maybe use one of the 3rd-party utilities "OmniDiskSweeper" or "Disk Inventory X" to show you where the disk space is going.

2) I am sure that the iLife 06 installer will do the right thing regarding the iLife 05 files.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:26 AM   #5
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coming back to the topic: GarageBand's files also sit in /Users/Shared/GarageBand Demo Songs -- but may be not only here? e.g. /Library/Audio/Apple Loops -- what is it?

and size... i assume installed '05 takes about ~3GB, so it's not so small to keep if i never used it .
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